Almond Petits Fours

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    petits fours
    • Difficulty


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By Anne Willan

Published 1989

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Care must be taken not to overbake almond petits fours as they are supposed to be soft in the center. To make macaroons, the same almond mixture is used, piped with a large plain tube into 2 in/5 cm rounds, and baked 15-20 minutes.


  • 6 ½ oz/200 g blanched, ground almonds
  • ¾ cup/150


  1. Grease a baking sheet with melted butter or margarine using a pastry brush and line it with wax paper. Heat the oven to 350°F/175°C. Stir together the ground almonds and sugar.
  2. Beat the egg whites until frothy, then beat them into the almond mixture, adding enough to make a stiff paste that is just soft enough to pipe. Beat in the vanilla. Using the pastry bag,